NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (35-15-5)


Mon. 5/3 Wed. 5/5 Fri. 5/7 Sat. 5/8 Tue. 5/11
@ NYR 
W 6-3
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@ NYR 
W 4-2
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vs. Phi 
L 2-4
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vs. Phi 
W 2-1
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vs. Bos 
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Capitals beat Flyers in overtime, Penguins win East Division

WASHINGTON (AP) Unable to dress the usual 18 skaters because of injuries and other absences, the Washington Capitals rallied for one accomplishment with the playoffs on the horizon but fell short of another.

Lars Eller tied it with 39.8 seconds left in regulation, Conor Sheary scored the overtime winner and the short-handed Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Saturday night to guarantee they'll open the playoffs at home.

Failing to win in regulation gave the East Division title to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals locked up the No. 2 seed in the East and home-ice advantage in the first round but lost star winger T.J. Oshie to injury and got quite the scare with Tom Wilson going down in pain.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom53
Plus/Minus: B. Dillon16
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin178
PIM: T. Wilson86
Win: V. Vanecek20
Shutouts: I. Samsonov2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 186 (2)
Shots: 1615 (16)
PP%: 25.0% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 515 (5)
Assists: 311 (5)
SH Goals: 2 (28)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 160 (13)
Shots Against: 1587 (21)
PK%: 83.9% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 504 (6)
Shutouts: 4 (16)
Sv%: 0.899 (21)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/8 N. Backstrom Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
5/8 J. Carlson Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
5/8 T. Oshie Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
5/4 E. Kuznetsov COVID-19 protocol (day-to-day)
5/3 I. Samsonov Disciplinary, COVID-19 protocol (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/8 G. Pilon Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/6 M. Kempny Sent to minors Hershey-AHL for conditioning stint
5/5 D. Carr Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/5 Z. Fucale Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/3 C. Anderson Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/3 I. Samsonov Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/16 C. Anderson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/16 Z. Fucale Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/15 C. Anderson Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/15 Z. Fucale Designated for assignment Taxi squad
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